Black Wave

Black Wave

Title:Black Wave
ISBN:9780872866928
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:176 pages

"Wild, wickedly funny, and refreshingly relevant."—Elle"Raucous . . . [and] unapologetically raw."—New York TimesIt's 1999 in San Francisco, and as shockwaves of gentrification sweep through Michelle's formerly scruffy neighborhood, money trouble...


    Black Wave Reviews

  • Jenny (Reading Envy)

    Wow, this book! It starts in San Francisco in the 1990s, focused on drug culture and queer culture. Originally I wasn't going to read this book because I have no reference point for drug culture and i...

  • Sean Barrs the Bookdragon

    -A review copy was sent to me from Disclaimer Magazine in association with And Other Stories. The original review was posted here.The Review:In this wanton riot of individuality, we hear the story of ...

  • Lark Benobi

    Reading this novel is like leaping from rock to rock across a rushing river when you're not sure there is any way to get all the way across or if instead you're just going to tumble in and get carried...

  • Elaine

    Wow. I don't know what just happened - this book contains so many things I normally hate (extensive descriptions of drug use, long dream sequences, a hipper than thou setting, a self-consciously post-...

  • Amanda

    This is one of the stranger books I have read it won't be for everyone but I absolutely loved it. ...

  • Matthew

    Funny, ultra-imaginative and completely unique. A crazy mash-up of autobiography, meta-fiction, sci-fi, existentialism, memoir, 90's nostalgia, and apocalyptic fiction. This was my first Michelle Tea ...

  • M.

    I'm blown away by this book, which is a new kind of autofiction/anti-memoir/whatever/yes. Black Wave is simultaneously vintage Michelle Tea and something wholly new, even futurist. It’s a retelling ...

  • Michelle

    This is one of those books that I would have never picked up if left to my own devices. Silly Me! Even when Black Wave came up as a Buddy Read for my Newest Literary Fiction group, I shunned it. Goodr...

  • Paul Fulcher

    One girl was doing an art project in which she documented herself urinating on every SUV she encountered.Hmmm....I took out a subscription to support the wonderful press And Other Stories, publishers ...

  • Kevin

    Black Wave is possibly the most fearless and daring book of Michelle's career. It’s a novel with clear autobiographical roots but with a twist of apocalypse and reinvention. As always, Tea’s prose...